Louisiana T&F Athletes Strike Gold in Oregon!


     Two Southwest Louisiana athletes, who completed their junior year last month, deciding to not wait until their 2023 outdoor senior season to make a name for themselves on the national stage. South Beauregard's Trinity Spooner unleashed a throw of of 162-0 on her sixth final throw at historic to Hayward Field to capture the national title in the girls javelin. 

    Meanwhile, Westlake's Tristan Goodly won the boys long jump showcase with a personal best of 23-3.5. Goodly also finished fourth in the triple jump with a 47-5.75, earning Nike All-American status.

     One other Louisiana athlete came home from Oregon with a gold medal, Hammond's Beau Domingue, who won the pole vault with a vault of 16-8. 

      In the girls' pole vault, Emery Prentice of Vandebilt Catholic jumped 13-6.25, finishing fourth. 

     Spooner wasn't the only Louisiana javelin thrower to have success in Oregon. Catholic's Paul Catalanatto, who was the LHSAA Class 5A State runner-up to the No. 1 javelin thrower in the nation --Jesuit's Jack Larriviere , recorded a big personal best of 208-1 for third place.

    Other Louisiana athletes finishing in the top eight included Ruston's Bryanna Craig , who jumped 5-6.5 and finished fifth in the high jump, and Central Lafourche's Ke'yona Gabriel, who jumped 18-8 in the long jump and finished seventh. 

    Scotlandville's Sade Gray ran a 12.28 in the 100 meters and finished No.15 in the 100 meters.

    St. Joseph's Simone Castelluccio competed in the emerging elite division and finished third in the long jump (17-9.75) and 31st in the 100 meters with a 12.64.